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Old 03-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Does anyone Bleach ?

Ok I have darker pigmented skin on inner thighs D/T being overweight ...So what or how to I get rid of this ????

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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I have never heard of anyone using bleach. I would talk to your doctor or get a referral to a dermatologist!
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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I think she was talking about skin lightening, not actual liquid bleach or anything like that. I do have darker inner thighs from years of chub rub and I'd love to be able to somehow lighten the color down there too!
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #4
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First - velvety dark skin in the groin, neck, armpit area etc could be a sign of diabetes. So make sure you are getting your blood sugar checked at your annual MD visits (as an MD normally would do - nothing special to ask for). Probably not what you have but always better to be overly thorough - so just make sure you are at least getting an annual physical.

SEcond - Like Amandie, I have dark inner thighs also from chub rub and I am guessing this is exactly what you are talking about! I wish I had a solution. Are there skin lightening creams that could help? If it makes you feel better, I had a friend who lost a significant amount of weight and the dark skin from chub rub eventually faded away!!! That's what I've been hoping for!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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Mine has lightened significantly since starting to lose weight.

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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I am so happy I can see my thighs now, I don't care what color they are!

But to the OP, I definitely would check with a dermatologist or your primary care doc just in case it doesn't mean more.
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